Music has always been a big part of my life. Both of my parents are musically inclined- I have fond memories of my dad playing the guitar while us three kids sang along. All of us ended up in chorus/band/theatre. My brother is actually a music performance minor/performing arts major- I think he's pretty talented :-) You can see some of his work here.
I've always believed in the power of music- it's what I turn to on my best- and worst- days. It's almost like therapy. So naturally, music has a significant role in my running. Since I started running/racing, I've found what songs work for me. Some distract me, some make me move faster, some just motivate me.
My taste in music is....eclectic. There are nine hours of music on my ipod, mainly because I always like to have a different playlist when I run. Hence the name of this post; it's labeled "Part 1" because there will be more in the future. The following list is just a small sample of my ridiculous playlist. Maybe something here will interest you, maybe you'll just judge me :-) Either way, enjoy!
Sparkly Runner's Ultimate Playlist Part I (aka, Some of My Favorite Songs to Run To)
Britt Nicole, Gold
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Runnin' Down a Dream
Janelle Monae, Dance Apocalyptic
Fleetwood Mac, Tusk
will.i.am and Nicki Minaj, Check It Out
Michael Jackson, Leave Me Alone
Olly Murs, Dance With Me Tonight
will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber, #thatPOWER
QOTD: What's your go-to running song?